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by arieshiker
November 14th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eastern Gorge area - Deschutes & Cottonwood Canyon 11/4 & 11/9/20
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Eastern Gorge area - Deschutes & Cottonwood Canyon 11/4 & 11/9/20

Just to let you know the eastern Gorge area is alive and well, here are two reports of recent vintage from Deschutes River and Cottonwood Canyon, which are my go to areas for both conditioning hikes and endurance building. The former being necessary due to most of the summer off from smoke or heat (...
by arieshiker
September 11th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Goat Rocks Wilderness: Hogback Mt. & Pigtail Peak 090720

Belated Happy 72nd Don. Not much better than a classic trek for any significant day. That mystery spire - from the distance - looks a bit like a mini-Devils Tower. 2020 has been some serious mileage for you, and it's still over 100 days til Christmas!
by arieshiker
July 2nd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CottonwoodCanyon 7-1-2020 Lost Corral Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: CottonwoodCanyon 7-1-2020 Lost Corral Trail

If you're going in solo, I would guess you just have to pack in some extra, or hit the faucets in the day use area before heading out. If more than one, someone's just gonna have to be the pack mule. I'm not certain even boiling the river water for a full day would cure all the ills, not to mention ...
by arieshiker
July 2nd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CottonwoodCanyon 7-1-2020 Lost Corral Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 647

CottonwoodCanyon 7-1-2020 Lost Corral Trail

An absolutely gorgeous July 1st was just too hard to pass up by not heading to a trailhead, so that’s what I did. My choice was Lost Corral Trail at Cottonwood Canyon State Park, My last trip down to the trailhead was just a week ago, but the parking lot was almost full of vehicles (it holds probabl...
by arieshiker
June 30th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019

Super report bobcat. It's neat to see that one size fits all doesn't apply to great hikes or hiking terrain and what can be sighted during treks. Also great to be reminded that stewardship of our planet is something universal.
by arieshiker
June 7th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Follow up (of sorts) to my April 13th post re: bridges and ghost towns
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Follow up (of sorts) to my April 13th post re: bridges and ghost towns

Thanks for the reference Charley. I confess that most of my knowledge of Oregon's wild places, pre-shove off, was from this site, OPB's "Field Guide," Sullivan books and several Oregon maps. Most of my time in the area you've made so much time for has been fairly limited and focused - like Jordan Va...
by arieshiker
June 7th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Follow up (of sorts) to my April 13th post re: bridges and ghost towns
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Follow up (of sorts) to my April 13th post re: bridges and ghost towns

Thanks Jerry - I bought a couple vowels and once Vanna had them turned, I had it nailed.
by arieshiker
June 7th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Basin Wilderness 5-26-20
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Spring Basin Wilderness 5-26-20

Bobcat, this is a terrific post about a most fascinating trek. Do you have a guestimate about your mileage or distances between any benchmarks? Probably not a mid-summer hike but early spring/mid-fall, maybe even early winter?
by arieshiker
June 7th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Follow up (of sorts) to my April 13th post re: bridges and ghost towns
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Follow up (of sorts) to my April 13th post re: bridges and ghost towns

So right about the location Charley, but Oregon seems to have lots of those places still standing or in the process of being reclaimed by nature. I guess being able to explore these places is among the reasons Oregon is the special place it is. If you want to take a break from hiking, you can go sea...
by arieshiker
June 5th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nick Eaton Ridge - 6-4-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Nick Eaton Ridge - 6-4-2020

Excellent post and workout. Come back Sunday and let us know how your lower body responded to that kind of pounding, especially with new boots. Yikes! Herman Creek is back on my list for a change, just as soon as I get a few more miles on these old legs. I'll pass on Eaton though, even though the fl...